Why Digital Media & Journalism?
- 1 A degree in Digital Media & Journalism will open multiple career paths for you. For example, many Digital Media & Journalism majors pursue positions in television and radio stations, audio and video-postproduction houses, film studios, and advertising agencies, to name a few.
- 2Communication skills are the number one attribute employers look for in an employee. As a Digital Media & Journalism student, you will learn how to communicate orally and visually through an emphasis on media writing, media production processing, and storytelling.
- 3Journalism and digital media are among the most important and reliable forms of communication in the 21st century. Through research, writing, and, broadcasting, those who work in the Digital Media & Journalism field are responsible for keeping the world informed.
Careers in Digital Media & Journalism
- Radio/Television Producer
- Media Specialist
- Marketing Executive
- Market Researcher
Alumni Graduate Schools
- Northwestern University
- New York University
- St. Louis University
- Indiana State University
Why Study Digital Media & Journalism at Saint Joseph’s College?
Our Digital Media & Journalism courses combine both theoretical and practical work, providing a firm grounding in the basics during introductory courses and building toward individual creativity and application in the senior capstone course. In an effort to tailor students’ studies to their interests and goals, Digital Media & Journalism majors can choose one of three tracks:
- Digital Production – track designed for the student who wants to work off-air, behind the scenes, or in production.
- Digital Journalism – track designed for the student who is interested in news gathering, writing, storytelling, web publishing, and multi-media. Unlike a typical journalism program that strictly emphasizes writing, our Digital Journalism Track also exposes students to broadcasting and multi-media reporting.
- Film Studies – track designed to allow students to examine both practical and critical analysis in the motion picture industry. Students take courses in screenwriting, single camera production, non-linear editing, and film history.
SJC’s Department of Communication offers students multiple opportunities for hands-on experience. For example, many students gain experience by getting involved with WPUM-TV, our campus television station, as reporters, producers, directors, and crew members. Students also work as newscasters, sports announcers, and DJs for 93.3 The Joe, our campus radio station. Performance Scholarships of $2,000 are available for those who participate in our TV and radio programs.
Students also gain practical, hands-on experience in class. For example, students travel to Los Angeles when they take COM 359: Hollywood Workshop, a course that focuses on the film and television industry. Students spend a week in LA and visit studios, audio and video post-production houses, meet with alumni, and tour the city. Students learn about the production process and apply their knowledge in projects back on campus.
The Department of Communication has also found success through internships. Digital Media & Journalism students have interned with radio and TV stations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis, South Bend, Lafayette and local stations in Rensselaer, Knox, Monticello, Valparaiso, and Logansport.
Dedication to Excellence
While our Digital Media & Journalism major contributes to a solid liberal arts education, the major also provides skills and abilities that are crucial to personal and professional success. In addition to graduate studies, coursework in Digital Media & Journalism is excellent preparation for a variety of career choices, including radio and television, print-based news, audio and video production, public relations, and marketing. By taking advantage of the many hands-on opportunities the Department of Communication offers, graduates in Digital Media & Journalism are prepared for immediate employment in the industry.
Faculty and Class Size
In addition to extensive experience from states all over the country, professors in the Department of Communication have master's degrees in their fields of expertise. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students.